Tuesday, April 9, 2013

New Bakken Transloading Projects Announced

A Texas company plans to build a rail-to-barge crude oil and petroleum terminal facility on the Mississippi River. Indigo Resources Ltd. says the 610-acre facility proposed for Osceola, Arkansas will  provide more efficient turnaround time from the Bakken shale in North Dakota and Canadian oil fields to the Louisiana Gulf Coast. 

With five loop tracks and a total of 16 miles of track, the facility will provide direct access to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and feature an advanced loading dock with more cost-effective down river transport time by barge to 14 refineries on the lower Mississippi River. With access to major highways, the terminal will include a high capacity truck rack facility. Storage capacity for up to three million gallons of bitumen and crude oil products will also be provided. Construction is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2013 with completion projected in 2014. Read more

Denver-based Enserco Midstream, LLC, a subsidiary of Twin Eagle Resource Management, LLC,  recently announced that it will build and operate a crude oil trans-loading terminal in Douglas, Wyoming to serve producers in the Niobrara and Bakken shale formations and from Canada. The Douglas Rail Terminal will have unit train capability on the main line of the BNSF Railway, along with crude oil storage capacity for efficient operation. In the future, it is expected the facility will handle NGL trans-loading as well.

The multi-million dollar facility will have two rail loops with ladder tracks to handle NGL transloading. It will be capable of receiving crude oil trucks and will be connected to local crude oil pipelines. Rail-loading capacity will be approximately 60,000 barrels per day of crude oil with expansion capacity of up to 120,000 barrels per day. Manifest operations are expected to begin in June 2013 with full unit train operations available in March 2014. Read more

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